Projects at Work
  • Agile

    Opportunity Agility

    - by Bart Gerardi (June 24, 2015)

    Agile organizations are always learning from their customers and their products, using them as guides to new ideas and opportunities. They also bring an agile mindset to selecting and executing the ideas they pursue, making advances iteratively through a continuous cycle of different initiatives at different stages.

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  • Change

    Low-Hanging Fruit

    - by Linda Rising and Mary Lynn Manns (June 10, 2015)

    Most major organizational initiatives require visible, unambiguous, short-term wins to persuade skeptics and marginalize cynics. Strategic change leaders need to identify the low-risk actions within the larger effort that will have the widest impact, and then publicize the results. Here are helpful tips and real-world examples.

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  • Agile

    When-Where Agility

    - by Bart Gerardi (June 2, 2015)

    Organizations don’t become agile overnight. It takes deep commitment at all levels, and it permeates all facets of the business. Missteps are to be expected, but to get started on the right track, we must first understand when and where agility makes the most sense for the organization.

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Change

Ideas Win with Wider Input

- by Linda Rising and Mary Lynn Manns (June 23, 2015)

Leading change is not a one-person job. For a new idea or innovation to succeed across an organization, the effort’s “champion” should encourage everyone possible to contribute and claim ownership of some part of it. Diverse input also helps everyone learn more about the idea and their organization.

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PMO

PMOs Get Down to Business

- by Andy Jordan (June 22, 2015)

PMOs must be held accountable by their organizations, with business-focused goals and plans to achieve them. They must also drive training to develop the business acumen of project leaders, while facilitating the collaboration with sponsors and executives that provides business context for decision-making, changing priorities and benefits realization.

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Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, LeadingAgile
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for LeadingAgile where …

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
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Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon.com
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